Sizes of Teacup Persian Kittens
Teacup Persian Kitten Size Information
With careful breeding pair selections over the past 27 years, we have successfully created true happy, healthy, and heartwarming teacup Persian kittens. We have had the privilege of blessing countless families with our beautiful babies, one kitten at a time since 1989.
In general, the absolute smallest coat color category is consistently our silver and golden teacup Persian kittens. These kittens can be as little as 4-6 pounds for a female, and 8-9 lbs for a male once they have reached maturity (1 yr of age). Due to their extreme popularity, these kittens are usually priced higher than our other colors. Many regard silver and golden colored Persians as feline royalty.
The next smallest teacup Persian kittens are the golden & white and silver & white bi-colored Persians.
Solid white teacups and Himalayans are considered to be the largest of the teacup variety we breed.
This is not to say our other colors won’t be as small; these are just general rules to consider when wishing to purchase our “smallest” teacup Persian kitten. All of our kittens we produce are considered teacup Persians; therefore they will all be under 10 pounds once they reach maturity. We give an “honest weight estimate” (not a guarantee) with each of our kittens on their individual pages. This estimate is based on the parents’ past litters as well as the size of the other litter mates.
Solid White Toy Persians vs. Silver Teacup Persian Kittens
Many of our customers come to us wishing to own a solid white “teacup” Persian kitten. However, because our white kittens are some of the largest in size of the kittens we breed, they are considered “toy” Persians and not “teacups.” So if you desire a small white Persian kitten to call your own, please check out our Silver Teacup Persian kittens for sale. Silvers along with golden kittens are without a doubt the smallest coat color variety. Genetically they are the most petite. Silver kittens are born darker in color, with silver scattered throughout their coat. As they age, for the first two years of their life they lighten in color. By the time they reach maturity, many of our silvers appear almost white!
Are Teacup Persian kittens Healthy?
Descriptive words such as teacup, micro, mini or miniature have brought so much controversy between teacup cat breeders. Many people have the mistaken idea that teacups are not healthy. It is true that some teacups can have health problems. A teacup should be bred from a healthy line, and from a line that is specifically bred to be small. With this, they can be just as healthy as a traditional sized Persian cat. Sometimes kittens will be born extra small out of a litter from regular sized parents, the breeder might advertise this as a teacup kitten. The real reason that a kitten is little, is because they have something wrong with them that keeps them from growing to normal size. This kitten may be sick and have numerous health problems. Some may be healthy but have a shortened life span. This is not a true teacup! This is just an unhealthy kitten. This is where many people mistakenly get the idea from, that teacups are not healthy. That is why it is so important to purchase a teacup from an experienced breeder that has the knowledge to know the difference.
We are 100% against inbreeding and line breeding as a breeding technique. We do not employ this strategy for size, etc. Inbreeding is breeding mother-to-son, father-to-daughter, etc. Line breeding is distant cousins, etc.
We feel that it is wrong in humans, as well as animals.
That is why it is so important to purchase a teacup from an experienced breeder that has the knowledge to know the difference.
Sizes of Teacup Persian Kittens
We have worked with teacup Persian kittens for 27 years and have vast experience with them. We also place 1-year health guarantees on all of the kittens we sell to ensure all kittens going into their new forever homes are of sound health.